complete verse (Genesis 25:25)

Following are a number of back-translations as well as a sample translation for translators of Genesis 25:25:

  • Kankanaey: “The one-who-came-first, his body was red and hairy like animal skin, so they named him Esau.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Newari: “The first child born was red. His body was covered with hair. So he was given the name Esau.” (Source: Newari Back Translation)
  • Hiligaynon: “The first (one) who came-out was redish and hairy, so they named him Esau.” (Source: Hiligaynon Back Translation)
  • English: “The first one born was red, and his body had hair all over it, like a garment made of hair. So they named him Esau, which sounds like the Hebrew word that means ‘hairy’.” (Source: Translation for Translators)